The Four of Us
by Itamar Moses
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m
What if all your dreams came true...for your best friend? Two writers and best friends chart their relationship after only one of them finds their desired success.
The Four of Us follows Ben, whose first novel vaults him into literary stardom, and his friend David, a struggling playwright, who is thrilled by Ben's success...and crushed by it. From the dreams of aspiring youth to the realities of adulthood, this poignant two-man comedy explores friendship and memory, the gap between our hopes and our lives, and the struggles between our egos and our capacity to love.
- Winner! Outstanding New Play at 2008 San Diego Critics Circle Awards
"Four stars. An extremely clever and enjoyable study of friendship...funny, touching, and wickedly smart." - Time Out New York, Read More
"A clever comic drama with a nifty twist...a touching, appealing play." - The New York Times, Read More
"Structural acrobat Itamar Moses has turned his gifts in on themselves. A sincere and mature depiction of a friendship." - Variety, Read More
"A smart, sharply observed, and exceptionally enjoyable affair. 90 minutes of humor and painful truths that really zip along." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
"Clever and smart, and suggests that Moses will be displaying a big range as his career unfolds." - San Diego Union-Tribune, Read More
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- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Several locations over the course of the friends' lives.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
DAVID - an aspiring playwright.
BENJAMIN - a newly successful novelist.
- All Male
- Non-Traditional casting
Characters appear between the ages of seventeen and twenty-seven, although not in that order.
The Four of Us was first presented by the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, in 2007. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in 2008. Both productions were directed by Pam MacKinnon.